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You might be wondering how many days of leave do I get for my wedding, from which date do they count the holidays, do I lose them if they coincide with my usual summer holidays? We've done the research for you, so you can be well informed when you discuss your wedding leave with your boss.

Before you set the date of your wedding, it's a good idea to let your boss know with as much time in advance that you plan on getting married. This is the first step.
Next, you'll want to speak with your boss about the company's policies on extra holiday entitlement for marriages. Typically you get five days extra, as paid leave for your wedding, not including the weekend. Since you probably want a longer honeymoon, it's a good idea to either plan your wedding around your summer holidays. After all, that's when the weather is nicest. Or you can save your summer holidays for your honeymoon.

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If your firm allows you to save holidays from the previous year, you can ask your boss if they will allow you to take marital leave using those saved up days plus the five extra days you're entitled to.
The type of contract you have, whether part-time or full-time should not affect the number of days you can take off for your wedding, however if you are freelance then you'll have to take time off on your own account.

If you started working at the company only a couple of month’s prior, remember that you may not be entitled to the full amount of paid holidays. Speak to your boss about the possibility of taking holidays in advance. This would mean that the holidays you would have taken next year, or example, you will take for your wedding and honeymoon.

If you started working at the company only a couple of month’s prior, remember that you may not be entitled to the full amount of paid holidays. Speak to your boss about the possibility of taking holidays in advance. This would mean that the holidays you would have taken next year, or example, you will take for your wedding and honeymoon.

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However, if you don't have the option of taking more than 5 days off, you might want to talk to your boss about taking unpaid leave. If accepted, then you should account for this in your wedding budget.
You shouldn't have trouble sorting out your wedding holidays. Just give your boss enough notice and be understanding that someone has to take care of your important work while you're away. Reassure your boss that you'll leave everything tidy and organised for when you go back to work. It also helps to give your boss a contact number in case of emergencies.

We hope giving your boss notice will be pleasant and breezy. After all, you're sharing your happy news, so in the end, everything will work out fine.